Glue (or fix) PVC pipe after assembly for toilet drain?

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Glue (or fix) PVC pipe after assembly for toilet drain?

I have a 4" PVC drain attached to my toilet. As I look at one of the joints from down in the basement it looks like it was not glued. It seems to have some gunk around the joint which leads me to believe so.

Is there an easy way to glue or fix it somehow without disassembling the line?

I can provide a picture if necessary.
 
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What makes you think it was not glued? Is it leaking or can you move the pipe in the fitting?

If you are looking for the telltale purple primer it is possible that they forgot primer but still glued the joint. There is also primer that is not dyed purple so there's even a chance it was properly primed and glued.
 
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Hi Steve –

I’m no plumber so take this with the proper skepticism, but my glued PVC joints look like the one about page down on this link, where the heading says:

“Plastic Pipe Expert Performs Failure Analysis on Failed PVC Pipe Elbow”

Read Consulting Failure Analysis


So if that’s what you mean by gunk, your joint might have been glued and might be OK. There are some real plumbers and experts around here, so it will be good to hear from them.

Well I’m always a little late and just saw Pilot Dane’s response. lol

p.s. but mine does have the purple primer in addition.
 
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Thanks for the reply. This is a sewer line, so its not under constant pressure.

Think I am going to give this a try if they have the size I need:

Leak-B-Gone?

Does anyone have any experience using this product?

Edit: I do not sew any purple primer around this joint.

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Went to HD and they did not have the Leak B Gone. The guy did recommend using this product:

Rectorseal EP-200 2 oz. Epoxy Putty Stick-97601 at The Home Depot

Looking for any feed back regarding using this product on the joints. Wondering if it is a band aid fix or is it permanent.
 
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Dont use that stuff.. Clean the joint up and apply primer and glue as shown...

You dont need that leak begone clamp..

Dont use toiler for a few hours...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeNOrHjm5k
 
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Yea, it looks like both ends of the ninety degree fitting might not be glued. Good luck gluing though. You may need to cut the pipe on both sides of the fitting. Glue the nibblets into the elbow properly then use no hub couplings (rubber boot with a metal band around the outside) to put it back in place. The other option would be to remove the toilet above and re-do the short section of piping up to the toilet including a new toilet flange.
 
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